Testimony continues Tuesday in Dawan Ferguson murder trial

Dawan Ferguson was in court Monday for the first day of his trial.
Dawan Ferguson was in court Monday for the first day of his trial.
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 12:45 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2022 at 4:25 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV) – The trial for the man accused of killing his son entered its second day Tuesday.

Christian Ferguson was 9 years old when he vanished in 2003. He had a rare metabolic disorder and couldn’t walk or talk. Court documents allege he would have died within 48 hours without proper medication.

The body of Christian Ferguson has never been found and he is presumed dead. His father Dawan Ferguson was charged with first-degree murder in 2019.

During the second day of the trial, a pharmacist testified that Christian Ferguson’s medicines went from being picked up every 30 days to as long as 74 days. The defense said when children are admitted to hospitals, they receive medications.

Two former officers were also questioned Tuesday morning. An officer said he thought the car Christian Ferguson was inside would be found quickly because the majority of car thieves do not want a kidnapping charge.

In the afternoon, a woman took the stand who said she once lived with Dawan Ferguson and his wife. She recalled that she woke up one morning and her Malibu was missing from her driveway. She said Dawan Ferguson was one of four people with keys to the vehicle. The defendant reportedly told her he needed to use the car to try and find his car along with his son.

The primary investigator who worked on the case for the St. Louis Police Department at the time testified that Disco Drive, where the woman who owned the Malibu lived, and Ronbar Lane, where Dawan Ferguson’s car was later found, are close to one another. He stated that the keys were still in Dawan Ferguson’s ignition when the allegedly stolen car was found. He also reported that the Malibu was found near the pay phone Dawan Ferguson used to report the carjacking and kidnapping.

The investigator also recalled receiving leads that Christian Ferguson’s body could be at Pyramid Construction sites. One of the leads was given to authorities by Christian Ferguson’s mother and her husband.